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BIKE India

July 2021

BIKE India has fixed that urge with a truly adrenaline-pumping passion magazine that caters as much to the super-bike fanatic as to man-on-the-road commuter. Dedicated in its entirety to the country’s burgeoning biker community, the magazine is emerging as a biker’s bible, not just in India, but across Asia. BIKE India magazine is produced by die-hard motorcycle enthusiasts with over 25 years of hands-on experience, who strive to deliver unbiased and extensive reviews of latest two-wheelers produced across the globe.

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Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
reviving smoothness

IT WAS NOTICEABLY IN NEED OF attention because it did not sound right and every time it started up, it felt like it wanted to be shut off again. I am talking about my beloved 2015 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 2.0 that was going through a difficult time owing to its long overdue periodic service. The lockdown and some carelessness on my part had contributed significantly to this predicament but, finally, I found time to rectify it. As things stood, the engine was noticeably unrefined and somewhat noisy on start-up and once in motion, it certainly lacked that buttery smoothness that had made me fall in love with it in the first place. Engine oil change is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of motorcycle maintenance. This slippery stuff is the…

1 min
india spec talk

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Price: £15,100 (in the UK, or Rs 15.58 lakh) ENGINE Configuration: Liquid-cooled, in-line triple Valve-train: 12-valve, DOHC Displacement: 1,160 cc Bore x Stroke: 90.0 x 60.8 mm Compression Ratio: 13.2.:1 Fuelling: Multi-point sequential fuel injection with electronic throttle control Maximum Power: 180 hp at 10,750 rpm Maximum Torque: 125 Nm at 9,000 rpm Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist Transmission: Six-speed CHASSIS Type: Aluminium twin-spar, bolt-on aluminium sub-frame Front Suspension: Öhlins NIX 30 43-mm USD fork, fully adjustable, 120-mm travel Rear Suspension: Öhlins TTX 36 monoshock, fully adjustable, 120-mm travel Front Brake: Twin 320-mm discs, four-piston Brembo Stylema radial monobloc caliper, cornering ABS Rear Brake: Single 220-mm disc, two-piston Brembo caliper, cornering ABS Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17-inch, cast aluminium Rear Wheel: 6.00 x 17-inch, cast aluminium Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17 Metzeler Racetec Rear Tyre: 190/55 ZR17 Metzeler Racetec Rake/Trail: 23.9°/104.7 mm Wheelbase: 1,445 mm Seat Height: 830 mm Ground Clearance:…

12 min
british bruiser

THE NEW SPEED TRIPLE 1200 RS HAS A 26 PER CENT IMPROVED POWER-TO -weight ratio as compared to the now old 1050 model. That is exceptional. Here are some more headline-grabbing figures. Peak power from the new 1,160-cc triple is up 30 hp to 180 hp. Peak torque is up eight Nm to 125 Nm and now the engine spins another 650 revolutions per minute (rpm) higher. Weight is sliced by a claimed 10 kilos from the previous model, making that power-to-weight figure twice as good as that of the original 1994 model (remember that one?) and, as you may have guessed by now, the 1200 RS is the fastest, most powerful triple-powered Triumph have ever produced. Managing all that new power is a completely new, thinner, and lighter aluminium frame,…

2 min
roller-coaster estoril

JONATHAN REA (KAWASAKI Racing Team WorldSBK) set the bar high during qualifying at Circuito Estoril by smashing the lap record and claiming pole position with a time of 1’35.876. He was joined on the front row by Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK). When the lights went out, it was Redding who got the jump on Rea and led into the first corner. Soon Razgatlioglu followed suit and then Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) passed Rea into podium contention. The defending champion made a comeback quickly and overtook Rinaldi at the first available opportunity. The top three had separated from the rest of the pack and had settled into a battle for the first place. Rea occasionally found a way past…

1 min
goodbye, ja5on

JASON DUPASQUIER WAS BORN IN BULLE, SWITZERLAND, in 2001 and was just 19 years old when the crash in Mugello claimed his life. This promising youngster was the son of former motocross rider, Phillipe Dupasquier. Jason began his career in the supermoto category and won the Swiss National Championship multiple times before making a successful switch to circuit racing. In 2016, he won the ADAC NEC Championship Moto3 crown and then moved to the Junior World Championship (JWC) for 2017. Although it looked like a promising year that would catapult him into the 2018 Rookies Cup, a crash in the second round of the JWC made him miss the 2018 season entirely. Post recovery, Jason made a comeback in the 2019 season of the Rookies Cup and finished eighth overall with…

1 min
india spec talk road test #238

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price: Rs 1.12 lakh (ex-showroom) Overall star rating: DIMENSIONS Length: 2,035 mm Width: 790 mm Height: 1,050 mm Wheelbase: 1,357 mm Saddle Height: 800 mm Ground Clearance: 180 mm Kerb Weight: 147 kg ENGINE Configuration: Air-cooled, single cylinder Valve-train: SOHC, four valves Displacement: 159.7-cc Bore x Stroke: 62.0 x 52.9 mm Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 Fuelling: Electronic fuel-injection Maximum Power: 17.63 hp at 9,250 rpm Maximum Torque: 14.73 Nm at 7,250 rpm TRANSMISSION Clutch: Wet, multiplate Gears: Five-speed Primary Drive: Gear Final Drive: Chain Gearshift Pattern: One down, four up CHASSIS Type: Double cradle split frame Front Suspension: Telescopic fork Rear Suspension: Monoshock with adjustment for preload Front Brake: 270-mm disc, ABS Rear Brake: 130-mm disc Front Wheel: 17-inch, alloy Rear Wheel: 17-inch, alloy Front Tyre: 90/90-17 TVS Remora, tubeless Rear Tyre: 130/70-17 TVS Remora, tubeless Rake/Trail: NA FUEL EFFICIENCY Claimed: NA Tank Capacity: 12 litres Range: NA INDIA RATING Design & Style: Powertrain: Performance: Safety: Ride Quality: Handling: Braking:…